Bringing ‘Learning to Life’ is very much a part of our whole school vision at West Tytherley CE Primary. It involves creating a curriculum that is meaningful, memorable, challenging and responsive to the learner’s needs. It is important for children to embrace technology as a tool for learning – developing important skills that will support them in their education and into their adult lives.
However, for small schools, keeping up with changes in technology is a feat in itself. This year, we wanted to focus our fundraising efforts on developing our IT provision – and more specifically, purchasing new interactive digital Smartboards for each classroom. We needed to raise £9000 to purchase and install three ‘state-of-the-art’ Smartboards in the school.
Well, I’m really pleased to let you know that we have done it!! Fabulous news!
Along with our initial capital fund of £4000, we were very grateful for the support that we received from our PTA, local organisations and businesses.
We would especially like to say a special ‘thank you’ to several members of our School community who helped us fundraise :
- In July, a group of six members from our Parent Teacher Association, were sponsored for undertaking ‘The Fan Dance – an intensive and gruelling 24KM SAS Selection Challenge’.
- Two local businesses, Holbury Consultancy Services and East Brothers, both supported the project and made substantial donations that enabled us to purchase and install our final interactive whiteboard in Beech class.
- The West Tytherley & Frenchmoor Village Fete fund, together with the Parish Council of West Dean, also made a contribution towards the project – for which we are very grateful.
Our children are enjoying their new interactive boards in the classroom.
Our children say:
“We love the interactive whiteboard because you can use a pen and finger to write and draw with.”
“The boards are better than the projectors because if you stand in front of it, it doesn’t block out the light. ”
“The image is really clear and bright.”
If you want to find out about how SMART boards are used in the classroom – then please follow this link: